Farmhouse Wildflower Garden

When planning our landscaping this past spring, I wasn’t really sure what to do with a small patch of land next to the brick patio on the side of our house. A wildflower garden sounded intriguing, so we decided to give it a shot. It was a fun experiment, especially since we mainly used bags of mixed wildflower seeds and each new type of flower that bloomed was a surprise.

The delicate cosmos were probably my favorite.
Cosmos wildflower garden

Since the garden is just a few feet in front of our side door, I didn’t want to plant anything more than a few feet tall. My husband snuck in some sunflower seeds, however, and I’m so glad he did.
sunflower wildflower garden

I had never seen so many butterflies and hummingbirds at our house until planting our wildflower garden. They visit just about every day.
farmhouse wildflower garden

These cornflowers a.k.a. bachelor’s button bloomed in just about every color.
blue wildflower garden

Anyone know what these red and yellow flowers are? Also, do you see the tiny photobomber in this shot?
flowers-bee

wildflower garden

This is my first time growing zinnias. I love their little golden crowns!
Zinnia wildflower garden

Pink flowers are always welcome in my garden.
pink wildflower garden

Of course we still have our beautiful black eyed susans. They always put on an amazing show! They’re actually starting to invade other areas of our landscaping, but they’re such excellent performers that I don’t really mind. You can see the wildflower garden in the background on the left there.
Black eyed susans wildflower garden

The only downside to the wildflower garden is that it looked messy and times because it was really difficult to get in and weed out the grass. We should have planted more seeds for a thicker garden, but we’ll know for next year. I plan to do research on native wildflowers in our area. Any other essential wildflowers we should consider adding?

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Simple & Beautiful Jewelry Storage

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I never really considered myself a big jewelry person, but after getting an office job a few years ago I began to pick up necklaces and bracelets to go with my new work outfits. Even though my jewelry is almost exclusively budget-friendly costume jewelry, it’s still beautiful to me and worthy of displaying in a fun and pretty way. So here are a few jewelry storage ideas I use in my home.

I’ve always loved the idea of a framed necklace organizer, and I finally made my own this week! I’ll post a tutorial soon, but here’s a sneak peek:

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Favorite Farmhouse Beds

Farmhouse style furniture is so fun to pick out, and my favorite part yet of furnishing our farmhouse has been the search for beautiful farmhouse beds. For our three bedrooms, we settled on three very different styles of farmhouse beds: spindle, metal & wooden cannonball. (Note: this post contains affiliate links to products I love ♥)

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